December 21, 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 33


It was a clean sweep for the three Long Island-based Catholic high school basketball teams


Children from Good Shepherd Parish, Holbrook, presented “The First Christmas”

Families and supporters from the six Catholic elementary schools slated for closure

An image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is displayed during a Spanish-language Mass

Information sessions have been scheduled during the first week in January

Bishop Murphy, visiting Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church


As Christmas approaches, I’m hoping to re-read a book I came across,

The Christmas Story is the story of the birth of Christ.

In previous columns, I have shared with readers

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

Bishop's Column

Bishop Murphy’s Christmas letter

Navidad 2011
Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo Jesús:


Deacon Robert Hernandez, 73, who served at Good Shepherd

TIMONIUM, MD — Redemptorist Father Vincent Crotty, 88,

BRENTWOOD — Sister Louise Dantzig, 91, formerly Sister Mary Claver,

WELLESLEY Hills, MA — Sister Sheila Ferraz, 79, died Dec. 15

In Your Prayers

Please remember our deceased priests and deacons.


Members of the student council of Our Lady of Peace School,

Several fourth-grade students from St. Agnes Cathedral School

More than 100 kids and teens from St. Philip Neri Church in Northport gathered


From the Pope

VATICAN CITY (VIS) — In a Dec. 18 pastoral visit to the prison of Rebbiba

Faith & Science

Once I met a woman who had worked for years in fashion and modeling.